Jeremy Corbyn hugs woman as she tells him about girl, 12, missing in Grenfell Tower

15 Jun

Jeremy Corbyn has been pictured hugging a woman clutching posters seeking a 12-year-old girl missing after the Grenfell Tower blaze.

The Labour leader was pictured comforting the unnamed local resident at St Clement’s Church in west London on Thursday.

The woman told him about a missing young girl believed to have been on the 20th floor of the tower when it caught fire.

Volunteers have been using the church to provide shelter and support for people affected by the fire that has left at least 17 people confirmed dead.

Community leaders showed him the donations that have been pouring in.

“It’s great that you’re in place,” Mr Corbyn told them.

Community representative Ishmael Blagrove told him: “This country needs you – somebody has to be held accountable and responsible.

“We don’t want the Government to kick this into the long grass.”

Mr Corbyn replied: “Emma (Dent Coad) is your MP, she will speak for your community.

“We have to get to the bottom of this – the truth has got to come out and it will.”

Mr Corbyn told reporters after the visit: “Some very hard questions have got to be asked and some very hard questions must be answered.

“The fire is not supposed to spread from one flat to another, it’s supposed to be contained. It wasn’t – it spread and it spread upwards and it spread outside as well through the cladding.

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